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Free Summer Concerts

Band performing on stage

Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jun 1

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 1

Hip Pickles

at Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the worlds most exciting and interactive drum band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jun 6

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!
Free!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jun 9

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 9

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night: A Musical Tribute to Prince & Screening of Purple Rain

at Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Party like it's 1999 with NYC Parks as we celebrate the artistry of Prince!
Free!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jun 10

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing! Featuring Harlem Renaissance Orchestra and The Harlem Swing Dance Society

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of swing, dance, and live Jazz! Enjoy dancing, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for a swing dance lesson and stay…
Free!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jun 13

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!
Free!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jun 15

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 15

Big Top Science Presented by Mad Science

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Step into three rings of fun as we present a series of chemistry and physics demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jun 16

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 16

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes.
Free!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jun 18

History of Rock and Soul featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join the fun and hilarity with the best interactive rock-and-roll comedy adventure band.
Free!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jun 20

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!
Free!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jun 21

Summer on the Hudson: Make Music New York

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand music played by young students and professional adult headliners.
Free!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jun 22

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jun 23

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 23

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes.
Free!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun 24

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with catch-and-release fishing and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jun 27

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango the Night Away!

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes! All are welcome!
Free!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jun 29

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jun 30

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 30

NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes.
Free!

Jun 30

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jul 2

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jul 6

Pirates of Penzance

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy one of the most popular of the Savoy Operas in America. The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island's new production is guaranteed fun for the whole family.
Free!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jul 7

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Jul 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jul 13

Nikki Torres & Rhythm Machine Band

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get on your feet and enjoy the dynamic musical tribute to Gloria Estefan!
Free!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jul 14

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jul 16

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jul 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Jul 20

That 70s Project

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Take a spectacular trip back to the 1970s and the quintessential musical styles that defined an era and inspired a generation!
Free!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jul 21

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jul 22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Ft. Hamilton Senior Center

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jul 23

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

We Rock Then We Soul Tour featuring Beginnings and Elements

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Beginnings and Elements come together to bring you the timeless music of Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire in one unforgettable concert experience!
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug 3

Scarab: Journey Tribute

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience the ultimate Journey tribute! Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.
Free!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Fame

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
At New York's High School of Performing Arts, students from all walks of life get the chance to hone their skills as singers, actors, dancers and more.
Free!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug 10

The Pack is Back: Salute to the Rat Pack

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Relive those days in Las Vegas with this great tribute to Frank, Sammy, and Dean!
Free!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Newsies

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, David and Les Jacobs..
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: La La Land

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love...
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last).
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sep 1

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
come enjoy carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! — Musical Show

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and AfterWork Theater, New York City’s one and only recreational theater for adults, for a special presentation of a fully-staged musical show!
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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